Who has the best career website?
A recent survey of students and graduates showed that a company’s careers website is the place most graduates go for information on employers and careers. More than 2,300 were surveyed in the UK and 75% of them said that this is where they go looking for opportunities and information about jobs, more than twice the number that used job boards.
Despite job boards giving you speedy access to a load of different employers’ jobs, there’s a lot of sense to checking out your favourite’s website. A company’s own website probably isn’t going to give you a complete and unvarnished picture of the company, but ideally it’ll tell you what makes them different. If they’ve got some special perks, interesting working arrangements or offices abroad, they know more about it than anyone else.
The top ranking employers in these polls are those that students rated as having the best careers websites. They got voted top because they told students what they wanted to know in an easy to access way, which is why they’re worth a look. Even if you’ve no interest in working for these companies, it’s always good to know what other employers could, and maybe should, be telling you.